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Manthiri.com is recovered from CDNN thieves

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#1 underwatercolours


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:26 AM

Here's a happy ending to a domain high-jacking story...

I just received an email telling me that the live-aboard vessel Manthiri in the Maldives has just taken back their domain name Manthiri.com that had been stolen by the failed web designer wanna-be, Cyber Diver News Network.

Years ago the owners of Manthiri were not aware of the illegal and unethical activities of CDNN and hired them to build their website. It took CDNN over a year to finish the website and the final product was horrible. When they asked them to make adjustments to the site all hell broke loose. Manthiri was also receiving emails from potential customers letting them know they would not patronize any company who supported CDNN, so Manthiri attempted to phase them out. In spite of the fact that Manthiri was paid in full, CDNN shut down the site and posted a notice that it was for "non-payment". Additionally, they high-jacked the domain name so Manthiri could not change it. There is an interesting story about this at DIVEPOLL.COM. It also included the psycho letter the person at CDNN wrote back to Manthiri. Pretty scary stuff!

Anyway, by going through the hosting company and pointing out that the domain registration information had been falsified to disguise the Cyber Diver identiry, the domain name Manthiri.com was awarded back to the original owners.

It won't be long before the real identity of the person or persons running Cyber Diver News Network will be revealed.


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 02:41 PM

Wow, that is amazing stuff. It goes to show you that someone has to make a dollar by cheating hard working, honest business owners. I hope they are nailed and put in their place. It's be interesting to see how many dollars are being generated illegally and if there is cause for legal remedies.

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